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The Second Sunday before Advent

15th November 2020

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For services, please see Daily Prayer (Morning), Daily Prayer (Evening) and Holy Communion.

Principal Service

Collect One

Everliving God,
before the earth was formed,
and even after it shall cease to be, you are God.
break into our short span of life
and show us those things that are eternal,
that we may serve your purpose in all we do;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.

Collect Two

Heavenly Father, whose blessed Son was revealed to destroy the works of the devil
and to make us the children of God and heirs of eternal life:
Grant that we, having this hope,
may purify ourselves even as he is pure;
that when he shall appear in power and great glory,
we may be made like him
in his eternal and glorious kingdom;
where he is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

The First Reading

Judges 4: 1–7

Zephaniah 1:7, 12–18

The Psalm

Psalm 123

Psalm 90:1–8[,9–11], 12

The Second Reading

1 Thessalonians 5: 1–11

1 Thessalonians 5: 1–11

The Gospel Reading

Matthew 25: 14–30

Matthew 25: 14–30

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Post Communion Prayer

Gracious Lord,
in this holy sacrament you give substance to our hope.
Bring us at the last to that pure life for which we long,
through Jesus Christ our Saviour.

Second Service

Collect One

Everliving God,
before the earth was formed,
and even after it shall cease to be, you are God.
break into our short span of life
and show us those things that are eternal,
that we may serve your purpose in all we do;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.

Collect Two

Heavenly Father, whose blessed Son was revealed to destroy the works of the devil
and to make us the children of God and heirs of eternal life:
Grant that we, having this hope,
may purify ourselves even as he is pure;
that when he shall appear in power and great glory,
we may be made like him
in his eternal and glorious kingdom;
where he is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

The First Reading

1 Kings 1: 15–40

1 Kings 1: 1–40

The Psalm

Psalm 89: 19–37

Psalm 89:19–29

The Second Reading

Revelation 1: 4–18

Revelation 1: 4–18

The Gospel Reading

Luke 9: 1–6

Luke 9: 1–6

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Post Communion Prayer

Gracious Lord,
in this holy sacrament you give substance to our hope.
Bring us at the last to that pure life for which we long,
through Jesus Christ our Saviour.

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